Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Library System

July 21, 2014 - 10:57am
4 days 17 hours ago

For the last couple of months area kids have read their way through summer vacation.

Nearly 3,000 young people have registered for the Muskingum County Library System's summer reading program, "Fizz, Boom, Read." The library system is still short of their  goal of over 100,000 books read. So, in this last week, they encourage kids to meet their individual goals.

"It's such an important partnership with area educators, families and businesses to make sure we...

June 23, 2014 - 2:59pm
4 weeks 4 days ago

Zanesville and Muskingum County have a lot of activities and events to offer residents, but often times, we may overlook what's going on right in our own backyard.

A new partnership between the Muskingum County Library System and the Convention and Visitors Bureau aims to change that with their summer series titled "Explore - Discover - Experience."

"What we're going to do is have a speaker, an opportunity, that tells us about tourism or destinations in Ohio, and...

June 16, 2014 - 5:04pm
5 weeks 4 days ago

Kids may be done with school for the summer, but the Muskingum County Library System wants to make sure they don't fall behind with reading.

The library's summer reading program officially kicked off Monday. Assistant Director Blair Tom said the program is flexible and allows students to set a pace they are comfortable with.

"Children set their own goal, and then when they read and report books weekly, they receive incentives and prizes," Tom said. "...

June 12, 2014 - 10:23am
6 weeks 1 day ago

Friday is the 13th and while some may see the day as unlucky, if you have fines on your library card it's your lucky day.

The library is holding an amnesty day. If you have overdue fines on your record you can choose one to be removed, as long as the item has been returned. The amnesty doesn't extend to items that have been lost or damaged.

"The bulk of our overdue fines are in relation to materials that slid under the backseat or got under a bookbag at home or something...

May 13, 2014 - 10:51am
10 weeks 3 days ago

It's more of a debate today in this electronic age of e-readers and downloadable music whether libraries are relevant.

The Muskingum County Library System argues that in our area these structures are important to the access of information, education and enrichment. Even though how they get that information has changed.

In April, the library system found that where WI-FI is concerned the John McIntire Library, Roseville and Dresden branches all saw greater connectivity.


April 15, 2014 - 4:48pm
14 weeks 3 days ago

The Muskingum County library system is bringing you instant movies, music and books on demand.

The library system announced the availability of thousands of television shows, albums, audio books and movies to the public through their new partnership with Hoopla Digital.

Hoopla allows you to download music albums, movies, tv shows and audio books, all free of charge. There are unlimitied numbers of copies so customers never have to place a hold and can download it to...

February 28, 2014 - 7:24pm
21 weeks 16 hours ago

Assistant Director of the John McIntire Library, Blair Tom, says in 2013, for every dollar invested in the general revenue fund, the library provided $5.15 in services, resources and materials to the community.

"Every year we try to grow that," said Tom. "We think it's important. Certainly we're pleased with the figure, but we always want to do better. So we're not satisfied, but we feel that $5.15 is a good return on investment for every dollar."


January 21, 2014 - 11:41am
26 weeks 3 days ago

If you're feeling trapped by the winter weather and are looking to escape a good book may cure the season's blues.

The Muskingum County Library System is getting set to launch its "Book bags to Go" for adults. The bags contain three books. All adults have to do is pick a bag, borrow the books, return the books when finished and the bag is yours to keep.

The staff uses their creativity in choosing the books for each bag.

"People really enjoy discovering what...

March 18, 2013 - 10:16am
1 year 18 weeks ago

It's the final event in a series to commemorate the flood of 1913.

Saturday, March 23rd elected officials will speak about the flood of 1913 and a former Muskingum County Commissioner will talk about how the event shaped the community we live in today. Five historic markers will also be presented.

"Markers will be unveiled for 5 of the recipients representative of the buildings and businesses that will be around Zanesville and Muskingum County following the event and...

January 8, 2013 - 5:45pm
1 year 28 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Library System is fine tuning its focus as we begin the new year.

This year they'll look at four major areas, the customer, measuring what matters most, collaboration and transformation.

The assistant director at the John McIntire Library said ultimately the libraries should be a mirror of the community and what they need most.

"If the book doesn't go off the shelf it's not the book for Muskingum County," said assistant director Blair Tom....

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